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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Tevin Coleman scoredin the first half, rookie Nick Bosa had three sacks to go along with an acrobatic interception and the San Francisco 49ers remained unbeaten with a 51-13 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in their highest-scoring game in 26 years.
49ers remain unbeaten with 20-7 win over slumping Rams
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo passed for 243 yards and ran for a touchdown, and the San Francisco 49ers remained unbeaten with a dominant defensive performance in a 20-7 victory over the struggling Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. George Kittle had eight catches for 103 yards for the Niners (5-0), who held Los Angeles' once-unstoppable offense to 165 yards in coach Kyle Shanahan's first victory over Rams coach Sean McVay in a game in which both of these NFC West rivals were playing their starters.These longtime coaching colleagues' teams are going in opposite directions after this one-sided showdown at the Coliseum.
The Niners (7-0) are off to their best start since winning their first 10 games in 1990 but still faced questions because five of those first six victories came against teams that have losing records.
But San Francisco delivered perhaps its most complete performance of the season against the streaking Panthers (4-3), who had won four straight games and featured one of the league's top defenses.
Jimmy Garoppolo and the offense had little trouble carving Carolina's defense with 232 yards rushing and a pair of touchdown passes for San Francisco's most prolific offensive game since beating Detroit 55-17 on Dec. 19, 1993. The Niners stellar defense did the rest.
San Francisco intercepted three passes from Kyle Allen, who came into the game with no interceptions on 153 career attempts while winning his first five starts in place of injured starter Cam Newton. They also had seven sacks, with Bosa getting
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Coleman did most of the rest of the damage. He scored on a 19-yard run in the first quarter, added ain the second quarter, broke the game open with a 48-yard run late in the first half and added a late in the third quarter.
Coleman finished with 11 carries for 105 yards and two catches for 13 yards. He became just the fourth 49ers player to score at least four touchdowns in a regular-season game, joining Jerry Rice (1993, 1990) and Billy Kilmer (1961). Rice holds the team record with five TDs against Atlanta in 1990.
Receiver Deebo Samuel added a
Garoppolo finished 18 for 22 for 175 yards with TD passes to Coleman and Emmanuel Sanders.
Allen went 19 for 37 for 158 yards on a day that Newton was able to take warmups before the game in a sign that he could be close to being ready to return from a foot injury that has sidelined him since Week 2.
The costume fits: 49ers are Super Bowl contenders
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Midseason report: The 49ers are for real. On Halloween night, in a stadium that has long been a house of horrors for them, the 49ers completed the first half of the season in perfect style. They hit the 8-0 mark with a 28-25 victory over Arizona, in a building where they hadn’t won since 2013. As an added bonus, the 49ers also got their stiffest test of the season. Arizona, down 21-7 at halftime and reeling from self-inflicted wounds, came roaring back in the second half. The 49ers clung to a three-point lead before, on 3rd-and-9, Jimmy Garoppolo found Ross Dwelley for an 11-yard completion, allowing the 49ers to run out the clock.
Christian McCaffrey was the lone bright spot on Carolina's offense withand a TD and 38 yards receiving.
The 49ers made a trade earlier in the week to acquire Sanders from Denver and it paid off almost immediately. Sanders caught two passes on the opening drive, including. He finished with four catches for 25 yards.
Niners kickoff specialist Mitch Wishnowsky got called for a rare personal foul when he was called for lowering his helmet to initiate contact on Carolina returner Reggie Bonnafon in the second quarter. That gave the Panthers the ball at the 49ers 47 to start the drive but a holding penalty on Trai Turner wiped out a long run by McCaffrey and a sack by D.J. Jones led to a stalled drive for Carolina.
Panthers: WR Jarius Wright left with a leg injury in the second half.
49ers: RB Matt Breida left after injuring his ankle late in the first half. ... RB Jeff Wilson left in the fourth quarter with a head injury.
Panthers: Host Tennessee on Sunday.
49ers: Visit Arizona on Thursday night.
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